ATLANTA—Following the announcement of The Johnson Studio joining forces with Copper Carry, the Atlanta-based firm announced that it opened 37 projects, or 4.3 million square feet, in seven states in 2015 with an additional 51 new projects awarded.

Looking ahead to 2016, Kevin Cantley, president and CEO of Copper Carry, predicts new design demand for office buildings and dual-branded hotels. Referencing Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) emerging trends, Cantley, who is chair of ULI Atlanta, also anticipates secondary markets such as Austin, TX; Portland, OR; Nashville; and Charlotte, NC to attract investments across all sectors as Millennials continue to seek urban, walkable communities.

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